What Happened on December 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • Poland's authoritarian communist government declares martial law and arrests Solidarity activists in a failed attempt to crush the opposition

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence)
  • Chelsea Hertford, actress (Major Dad)

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), dies in a hit and run accident at 45
  • Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75